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as the comedian stephen colbert brought his fictionalized late-night tv character to an actual congressional hearing where he had been invited to testify about a single day he spent on a farm courtesy of the farm workers union. he was hardly the first celebrity to testify before congress, but nobody had seen anything quite like this before, and there's never been a climate quite like this one before. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebr
>>> good morning. showtime. comedian stephen colbert appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan is free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watching "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe because it was awkward at times. colbert not the
today. >>> physicist stephen hawking is best known for his complex theories about the universe but now has set the twitter universe on fire in a debate about god. hawking became the top trending topic after an excerpt of his new book presented his beliefs that a creator is unnecessary for the universe to exist. his theory is the creation of the universe was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics to which someone in our newsroom answered, okay, stephen hawking, explain this -- how do you make a pair of cute baby pandas? don't answer that. that's, of course, between two consenting pandas, but this is a cute pair of baby pandas making their debut at a japanese zoo. brother and sister, three weeks old. they have already quadrupled in weight to a healthy 1.5 pounds each. >>> about that story we did recently about teenagers' addictions to cell phones. it was fairly accusatory. then today came this nugget. two-thirds of adults say the phone is either in or next to the bed at night, though the younger you are the more likely that is. 90% of americans between 18 and 29 curl up with th
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